Melanie Griffith is joining ABC’s untitled comedy pilot, formerly The Brainy Bunch, EW has confirmed.
The Oscar-nominated actress will co-star as Celeste in the pilot about a family raising a couple of kid-geniuses, according to the logline.
The show follows Kip and Mona Lisa Mitchell, who find themselves raising extraordinarily intelligent kids through a combination of genetics and dynamic home schooling. When Kip returns home from the military to be a stay-at-home dad, he experiences first-hand the challenges of parenting kids who have genius IQ’s, but limited life and social skills.
The pilot will be written and executive produced by Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux. The director has yet to be determined.
Griffith’s most recent television project was in 2014, guest-starring in three episodes of the Hawaii Five-O re-boot in 2014.